The Howe Company’s stockholders’ equity account follows:
The earnings available for common stockholders from this period’s operations are
$100,000, which have been included as part of the $1.9 million retained earnings.
a. What is the maximum dividend per share that the firm can pay? (Assume that
legal capital includes all paid-in capital.)
b. If the firm has $160,000 in cash, what is the largest per-share dividend it can pay
c. Indicate the accounts and changes, if any, that will result if the firm pays the dividends
indicated in parts a and b.
d. Indicate the effects of an $80,000 cash dividend on stockholders’ equity.